In the book

In the book, Lord of the Flies, Jack is an example of Sigmund Freud’s id psychology because of his personal compulsion to do only what he himself wants without determining the needs/wants of others. The id develops first in life, when one is still a baby. Initially, Jack shows a desire for rules, order, and civility. Jack explains,” We’ve got to have rules and obey them. After all, we’re not savages. We’re English, and the English are best at everything” ( ). It clearly shows that Jack is on board with things like having a leader, establishing rules, and people following rules. Unfortunately for everybody involved, Jack does not enjoy following the rules that have been set forth by anybody other than him. The id has primitive desires to live, eat, and to reproduce despite the circumstances that the person is in. His first priority is hunting pigs and getting meat. He enjoys the idea of catching, controlling, and killing a pig. Jack’s tribe focuses on killing and on the pleasure principle when “Jack was on top of the sow stabbing downward with his knife…The spear moved forward inch by inch and the terrified squealing became a

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